Wednesday, April 8, 2009
Cello Bag Treat Holders!
Happy Wednesday!! The girls of the Belli Challenge DT have used Cello Bags this week!! Check out all the fun ideas everyone came up with, especially if you're needing more ideas for Easter craft goodies! They're all posted over on the Creative Belli Blog. If you're inspired to do so, by all means join in the challenge!! We'd love to see what you come up with!! Link from Mr. Linky on the Belli Blog or upload to SCS using Keyword CBC62!! I don't really know what to call this. But it's a pretty simple project based on numerous different ones I've seen. I dressed mine up to be a masculine version of the more girly ones out there (maybe I should call it the manly man's treat holder??). Whatever. These little cello bag Ghirardelli treat holder things will hold 2 Ghirardelli Squares perfectly!! Maybe you know a special dad that would be blessed by a RAK from you on Father's Day?? This might just do the job! These are soooo easy to make. Your main base color CS should be 9-1/2" by 3-1/4", scored at 3", 6" and 7". Round the corners. Overlay it with DP of your choice (here I used the striped pattern from Me and My Big Ideas) that is 1/2" narrower in width and length. Fold it at the score lines and use an oval punch positioned just part-ways in on the fold where the collar will be to make the "neck hole" (where the bag is gonna come through). You only want to nip out a little bit for the neck hole. To make it look kinda like a shirt and pants, cut Chocolate Chip CS 1" x 2-1/16" and glue it at the end of the DP strip. Next, glue on some mini buttons, cut out some triangle shapes and glue them around the neck hole to make two collar tips. For the belt, cut a strip of Close to Cocoa CS 1/4" x 8" and distress it a little with Adirondack Walnut ink. With an 1/8" hole punch, punch several holes at the end of the belt. (Go ahead and fill your cello bag now and put it inside your folded pattern -- you're almost done.) Attach a mini buckle (or ribbon slide will do) to your belt. Wrap the belt around the closed packet, adhere it to the backside of the packet, and buckle your belt. TaDA!, there, done! Super easy, right?? I'm telling ya, it took longer for me to post this than it did to make the whole thing!! I'm working up a pattern for it and I'll post it here soon to share with ya. Then you (we!) won't have to do any more measuring! Thanks for stopping by today!